2015 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

# 7. Computational Learning Theory

Published in:
An Introduction to Machine Learning

## Abstract

As they say, nothing is more practical than a good theory. And indeed, mathematical models of learnability have helped improve our understanding of what it takes to induce a useful classifier from data, and, conversely, why the outcome of a machine-learning undertaking so often disappoints. And so, even though this textbook does not want to be mathematical, it cannot help introducing at least the basic concepts of the computational learning theory.